Who are we ? We are Christians from different nations worshiping God in a French-speaking context with a heart desire to be a house of prayer for all nations. Jesus Christ has transformed our lives and we joyfully declare His praises to the city of Léguevin and the greater Toulouse area.
We were born within and from an English-speaking international church, Toulouse International Church (TIC), located in Cornebarrieu, also a suburb of Toulouse, who's pastor at that time, Pastor Paul Goodman had dreamed of seeing a French ministry as part of this English-speaking church. When a French Alpha Course began in January 2001 in a home in Tournefeuille, the French ministry was put into motion even though we had no idea where it would go. God blessed and people came to faith in Jesus. The result was a house group that eventually grew into an afternoon worship service in French at Toulouse International in 2006.
Since 2008, we have been an officially organized church. In March 2009, we moved into a rented facility that we had renovated with the help of local volunteers, as well as, a work team from partner churches Trinity Alliance and Grace Community in New Jersey. Thanks as well goes to the generous giving and prayer support from another partner church, Thornbury Baptist in Bristol, England.
The Lord is blessing and we are seeing growth as we seek to build a house of prayer for His honor and glory.
Who is our pastor ? Originally from the USA, Brad REYNOLDS has worked in 5 different locations in France since 1988. Born into a Christian family, Brad came to faith in Jesus and was baptized at age 9. After completing studies at Toccoa Falls College in the state of Georgia, Brad received his Masters of Divinity degree from The Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, New York. Pastoring for 5 years in New Jersey before coming to France, he has been involved in pastoral ministry with The Christian & Missionary Alliance since 1982. An avid reader, he also enjoys writing and walking. Brad has been married to Tina for more than 30 years and is the father of two adult children.
Tina grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and came to faith in Jesus through the witness of her best friend and was baptized when she was 16 years old. After completing her studies at Toccoa Falls College, she and Brad were married in 1977. Having studied French in high school and college, Tina had an ever-growing burden for the people of France. This burden she communicated to Brad which became a shared heart for this nation. Her dream was realized when they came as a family to France in August 1988 as workers with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Tina enjoys walking with women to healing through prayer. She has been involved in the Living Waters ministry in addition to her active role at EPI. In her leisure time Tina likes doing internet research and watching good movies.
Prayer : Our desire, our vision, is to be a house of prayer so praying individually and together is a priority. Every Wednesday evening at 8pm, the church gathers to pray for the needs of our members but also for the world around us. All throughout the year, we have special times of prayer as well as entire weekends where members are invited to spend time in our prayer room. We have seen God working in amazing ways. Yet we are still learning to pray.
Worship : When we meet together on Sunday mornings, it’s not about us. This is a time for us to focus on God and to worship Him with relaxed, meaningful worship. The sounds are contemporary but the experience is rooted in the tradition of God’s Word. We are all ages meeting together, from very young to older. We sing, we pray, we hear the Bible explained, and we come to the communion table during a time of worship and prayer.
Children’s ministry : Children are a significant part of our church. We have loads of them! Every Sunday morning during the sermon, the children from ages 0-11 have something especially for their age level. Our teachers seek to help children not only learn what the Bible teaches but also how to live God’s Word for their life today. Through stories, songs, and activities, children are encouraged to grow in their faith and come to know Jesus as their very best friend. Our prayer is that children will look back on the days at our church with fond memories and want to follow God more faithfully as a result.
Youth ministry : We believe that young people are not so much the church of the future, but the church of today. Our thriving youth group currently meets every Saturday evening for a wide variety of fun activities.
Other activities : Our church began as an Alpha group in the winter of 2001. Today we run Alpha classic, Alpha parent, and the Marriage Course. To learn more about Alpha, visit www.uk.alpha.org or www.coursalpha.fr.
Depending on the time of year we also have MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers, visit www.mops.org), an English Café for women who are seeking to practice the English language, a women's group and a men's group, to name but a few.
Links for further information :
Our statement of faith.
The Alliance des Eglises Chrétiennes et Missionnaires de France (AECMF)
The Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA)
If you have further questions : please do not hesitate to contact us.